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Band 5/6 Occupational Therapist (Development role)

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
4 Jul 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
This is your opportunity to join dynamic and evolving therapy teams at Heartlands, Good Hope and Solihull Hospitals part of UHB.

Developing your clinical and interdisciplinary team working skills and support your career development. We have exciting Band 6 / Band 5-6 progression rotation to support your learning in a variety of clinical areas including Paediatrics, HIV, Macmillan, HCOP, medicals, ED, Short Stay Therapy, Solihull IMC, T& O. alongside a new Initiative role The Home first rotation is new OT rotation to enable a Band 5 Occupational therapist to establish skills in functional assessments and clinical decision making to support discharge planning and the Home first strategy. With future plans to add Neuro, respiratory and critical care.

Ideal if you are an experienced Band 5 or a Band 6 looking for new opportunities, alternatively we welcome those wishing to consider our innovative Band 5-6 progression post were you will have a competencies to support your development to a Band 6.

Are you dynamic, innovative and highly motivated HCPC registered Occupational Therapist with experience in a broad range of therapy teams/clinical areas. You will be an excellent team worker with knowledge across a range of occupational therapy disciplines.

Main duties of the job

To provide therapeutic assessment, management and treatment of patients in a variety of specialties within the Acute hospital and community setting Focusing interventions to a wide variety of clinical cases, applying Occupational Therapy knowledge and the OT process. There will be a strong focus on facilitating discharges home, or to other care pathways and supporting patients in the outpatient community setting.

You should possess excellent communication, prioritisation and organisational skills and have experience in working in a multidisciplinary team. Undertaking all aspects of clinical duties as an autonomous practitioner and maintain associated records. Furthermore assisting with supervision, education and co-ordination of generic Therapy Support Workers and Junior therapists.

You should be willing to participate in seven day working.

In return you will gain excellent clinical and leadership experience. You will also develop organisational skills and service development experience.

Alternatively this experience could be invaluable for your career progression to Band 7 roles. You will be working within a friendly supportive environment where we are committed to continued professional and career development of all staff.

For further information regarding this post please, contact Craig Colton Clinical Team leader for Heartlands on 0121 424 1490

About us

We are recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.

Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to:

Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can Offer our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives.

UHB is committed to ensuring that our staff are treated fairly and feel that they belong, by creating a kind and inclusive environment. This is about equity of opportunity removing all barriers, including discrimination and ensuring each individual member of staff reach their true potential, achieve their ambitions and thrive in their work. This is more than words. We are taking action. Our commitment to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation where every voice is heard, driven by our diverse and active staff networks, and at Board level by the Fairness Taskforce led by our CEO. We nurture a culture which empowers staff to challenge discriminatory behaviours and to enable people to bring their 'whole self' to a kinder, more connected and bold place to work.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a Smoke-Free premises hospital.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note : For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification



  • *Degree or diploma in Occupational Therapy
  • *Registered with HPC
  • *Evidence of CPD including recent post graduate
  • *training relevant to clinical speciality
  • *Evidence of leadership training
  • *Good standard of general education including GCSE
  • *English and maths grade C or above
  • * A Levels or equivalent qualification


  • *Fieldwork Educator's certificate or attendance at Clinical Educators Course



  • *Demonstrates clinical experience enabling the post holder to manage a caseload of patients with complex needs in this speciality. This would usually be approximately 12 months and will include experience in discharge planning.
  • *Team/service development
  • *A specialist knowledge across a range of OT treatments, routine and non-routine, requiring expertise within the field of occupational therapy
  • *An ability to cope with a range of complex options, finds solutions, analyse, compare and decide on appropriate course of action.
  • *Understanding of current legislation and application to OT


  • *Experience of supporting students and more junior therapy staff
  • *An understanding of discharge routes in the community

Additional Criteria


  • *Excellent written and verbal communication skills including an ability to provide and receive complex, sensitive and contentious information An ability to communicate where there are barriers to understanding IT skills -- computer literate in email, Word & Powerpoint
  • *An ability to prioritise and organise own workload Demonstrate enthusiasm for speciality Demonstrate a professional attitude An ability to work as part of an inter-disciplinary team
  • *An ability to cope with a range of complex options, find solutions, analyse, compare and decide on an appropriate course of action
  • *An ability to work as part of an interdisciplinary team
  • *Demonstrate a professional attitude
  • *An ability to cope with moving/manoeuvring patients/equipment on a daily basis
  • *An ability to frequently concentrate on patient assessments and treatments
  • *An ability to cope with occasional exposure to distressing/emotional situations
  • *Demonstrate an interest in developing expertise within the relevant team
  • * Able to contribute to weekend service
  • *Ability to work varied shift patterns commensurate to service area


  • *Desirable Able to drive with maximum 3 points on driving licence

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust



Mindelsohn Way


West Midlands

B15 2TH

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